‘Mad cow’ takes over Abuja Airport road- Photo story by Femi Ipaye

‘Mad cow’ takes over Abuja Airport road- Photo story by Femi Ipaye

Thursday, July 14, 2016 5:07 pm


Tragedy was barely averted on the ever busy Nnamdi Azikwe International Airport Road, Abuja on Thursday as three young herders lose control of one of the cows they were herding.

One of the cows suddenly seemed no longer contented walking by the sidewalk and decided to jump right into the middle of the highway, leaving stunned motorists scrambling for brakes.

The incident, which occurred opposite the National Military Cemetery,  just few kilometres away from the Federal capital city gate around mid-day resulted into commotion on the highway as the herders struggle  to arrest and put the obviously ‘mad’ cow under control.

The ‘mad’ cow however will not allow itself to be easily ‘cowed’ even by its herders. It continues to run around the major road, an action that nearly resulted in multiple road accident in what is definitely a bad day for most drivers.

Eventually, it was the cow that decided to end the commotion on its own as it ran back into the bush after about ten minutes futile chase by the young herders.

The incident amplifies why the FCT Minister should heed calls by residents of Abuja  to stop grazing of cattle along the major roads and residential areas of Nigeria’s capital.

The cow as it broke loose from the herd, refusing the call of its herder to return

The cow as it broke loose from the herd, refusing the call of its herder to return

Right in the middle of the road, forcing drivers to slam down on their brakes

Right in the middle of the road, forcing drivers to slam down on their brakes

The cow still having its "fun" on the six lane expressway to the agony of motorists

The cow still having its “fun” on the six lane expressway to the agony of motorists

It eventually runs off the road, ending the mid day drama to the relief of motorists

It eventually runs off the road, ending the mid day drama to the relief of motorists

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